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Old 2013-11-15 , 12:48
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Default Explora Signal Strength.

I have an Extraview installation with 1 Explora and 1 HDPVR 2U. I have a twin LNB (recently installed new, with dish alignment check). The 2 feeds from the LNB goes into the MS supplied with the Explora. I run two feeds from this MS to the 2U, and 1 feed to the Explora.

I find that the signal strength on both tuners on the 2U show 100%, and signal quality also shows 100%. On the Explora, Tuner 1 shows 67% signal strength and 100% signal quality. Tuner 2 shows 83% signal strength and 94% signal quality. Tuner 3 shows 69% signal strength and 89% signal quality.

Firstly, why would this be? and secondly, can I introduce an amplifier in the feed to the Explora? If yes, can someone point me in the direction of a place where I could purchase such an amplifier?
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Old 2013-11-15 , 12:53
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I have an Extraview installation with 1 Explora and 1 HDPVR 2U. I have a twin LNB (recently installed new, with dish alignment check). The 2 feeds from the LNB goes into the MS supplied with the Explora. I run two feeds from this MS to the 2U, and 1 feed to the Explora.

I find that the signal strength on both tuners on the 2U show 100%, and signal quality also shows 100%. On the Explora, Tuner 1 shows 67% signal strength and 100% signal quality. Tuner 2 shows 83% signal strength and 94% signal quality. Tuner 3 shows 69% signal strength and 89% signal quality.

Firstly, why would this be? and secondly, can I introduce an amplifier in the feed to the Explora? If yes, can someone point me in the direction of a place where I could purchase such an amplifier?
The Explora reports strength and quality differently to the HDPVR. We have been told >60% on the Explora is good.

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Old 2013-11-15 , 21:22
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The feed to the Explora decoder from the Explora switch is a SATCR feed. I would NOT recommend any amplification in this feed.

Are you experienceing any quality problems with the explora? If not let sleeping dogs lie.
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Old 2013-11-16 , 09:34
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Thanks for the feedback Geoff. No, I don't have any quality problems at the moment. If it was not for the LNB replacement, I most probably would not have noticed it. But I am one of those curious people that would like to understand things.

But for now I will let sleeping dogs lie.
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